Hailed as “a great writer and a terrific trumpet player” by legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, and said by renowned jazz artist Dave Douglas to be “one of the finest young trumpeters”, Tony Glausi has established his voice as an international award-winning trumpeter, keyboardist, composer, and producer in New York City.
Among other accolades, Tony won first prize in the 2017 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Solo Competition, first prize in the jazz division of the 2017 ITG International Trumpet Competition, and first prize in the jazz division of the 2014 National Trumpet Competition. Tony has been recognized in two separate issues of Downbeat Jazz & Blues Magazine for outstanding improvised solos and compositions. He was the sole recipient of the 2016-17 Laurie Frink Career Grant, an award given every other year to a young brass player in honor of Laurie’s legacy as an incomparably inspiring pedagogue, mentor, and friend. Tony has also had the unique privilege of engaging in private studies with Wynton Marsalis, one of his greatest heroes and influences.
Playing over one hundred dates around the world last year and having recorded on more than two dozen albums (with already six of his own), Tony maintains a full schedule as an active performer and recording artist on the trumpet, flugelhorn, and keyboards. As a composer and arranger, Tony draws inspiration from his earliest musical influences—including Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Earth Wind & Fire—while also channeling current trends in the music industry. He has written for nearly every type of ensemble, and his works have been commissioned on over a dozen occasions to be performed and recorded by numerous world-class musicians.